Community happenings


• March 10, 5-7 p.m., 215 East Main Street, Pilot Mountain. The Living Room will host a PMABA business after hours event. Everyone is welcome to come meet some business owners and representatives from the community.

• March 10, 7 p.m., The VFW and Auxiliary of Pilot Mtn. Memorial Post 9436 will be having their monthly business meeting at the Post Home on Veterans Drive. All members are urged to attend and refreshments will be served immediately following the meeting.

• March 10-31, 6:30-8 p.m., The Pilot Center, 612 East Main Street, Pilot Mountain. Line Dance Classes. Learn the latest line dances in this four-week session: Wobble, Cupid Shuffle, Biker’s Shuffle, Copperhead Road, All About that Bass, and more with instructor Pat Adkins. Classes are held every Thursday. Pre-registration and pre-payment of $35 are required. For more information, call (336) 386-3398.

• March 10, 6 to 9 p.m., The Pilot Center, 612 East Main Street, Pilot Mountain. Google Case Study will be examined at a workshop taking a look behind the scenes at how a real retailer with over 50 locations is using many Google tools together to increase site traffic, user engagement, and to increase revenue. Tools like Google Analytics, Google Local Search/Maps, Google Adwords, Google Display and Remarketing Advertising will be covered. The speaker will be TJ Glover.

• March 12, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m., Chicken Stew/ Hot Dog Supper Benefit for Jessie Atkins, a 16 year old leukemia patient. Sponsored by South Westfield Ruritan Club on Cook School Road, Pilot Mountain.

• March 12, 4-8 p.m., Westfield Ruritan Building, 6605 Westfield Road/Highway 89. Blue grass benefit concert with The Not Brothers Band featuring Ronnie Edwards with special guest Lou Reid, Nunn Brothers, Country Boys. Event will include hot dogs, pinto beans, drinks, desserts, door prizes, 50/50 raffle, and more. Proceeds will assist with medical expenses for Jeff and Robin Hooker. For more information or to make a donation contact Jimmy and Patricia Smith at 336-351-2553, Johnny and Wendy Dearmin at 336-366-020 or Hersie and Judy McMillian at 336-351-8060.

• March 15-April 12, The Pilot Center, 612 East Main Street, Pilot Mountain. Shag Classes I and II. Learn the quintessential summer dance that began in the Carolinas. With several venues in our area for outdoor concerts and shagging, you’ll be able to join the fun. Partners are encouraged but not necessary. Classes will be held on Tuesdays at Beginner Shag I class will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and Beginner Shag II, for those who have completed Beginner Shag I course, will be from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Pre-registration and pre-payment of $45 are required. For more information, call (336) 386-3398.

• March 15-April 12, 6-8 p.m., The Pilot Center, 612 East Main Street, Pilot Mountain. Sports and Vacation Photography. The instructor will introduce students to the basic core techniques and skills for photographing sports indoors and outdoors during this class. The class will attend a couple of local sporting events and practice these techniques. They will also do a photo safari of the many interesting places in Mount Airy as a vacation location – all as weather permits. Prerequisites are: a DSLR Cameras Class and working knowledge of DSLR manual settings. The class will meet on Tuesdays. Pre-registration and pre-payment of $49 are required. For more information, call (336) 386-3398.

• March 19, noon-2 p.m., Whitaker’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 751 Whitaker Chapel Road, Pilot Mountain, Easter Egg Hunt. Easter story, food, and egg hunt for toddlers through fifth grade. Serving lunch consisting of corn dogs, chips, cookies, and beverage. For more information call: 336-374-7377.

• March 19, 5 to 7:30 p.m., East Surry High School Cafeteria, Pilot Mountain Women’s Club annual dinner and cash give away. $50 tickets include dinner for 2 and an entry into the cash drawing. Contact Anna Nichols, Club President at 336-368-2370 or any other club member to purchase tickets in advance.

• March 22-May 31, Charles Stone Library, Pilot Mountain. Oil Painting Classes, Landscapes, portraits, or still life – come and paint your masterpiece using oils on canvas. This class is suitable for all skill levels. Three schedules to choose from: Tuesdays (March 22-May 31) 6 to 9 p.m.; Wednesdays (March 23-June 1) 9 a.m. to noon; or Thursdays (March 24-June 2) 9 a.m. to noon. Pre-registration and pre-payment of $70 class fee are required. For more information or to register for this class, call (336) 386-3398.

• April 21, 4-9 p.m., Main Street, Pilot Mountain, Ladies Night Out on Main Street. You are invited to come see downtown Pilot Mountain come alive. With over 20 businesses open to offer discounts, refreshments, music, entertainment, movie, food, shopping and much more. Please visit the Facebook page for Ladies Night Out Pilot Mountain for more event details.

• April 30, 8 a.m., East Surry High School, 4th annual MAD Dash 5k. The Making A Difference fun run benefits the Surry County Schools Educational Foundation. Information and online registration is available at: MADDash5k.itsyourrace.com.

Ongoing

• Sundays and Thursdays from 8 to 9 p.m., Granite City Al-Anon Family Group meets at Central United Methodist Church, 1909 N. Main St., Mount Airy.

• Every Sunday, 10:30 a.m., Canaan’s Shore Old Regular Baptist Church, 213 East Marion Street, Pilot Mountain, old-time preaching and singing; service also will be held every third Saturday, at 6 p.m. For information, contact Elder Chris Newsom at 351-4860 or 423-557-8043; https://www.facebook.com/CanaansShore.

• Every third Sunday, 5:30 to 7 p.m., fellowship dinner at Pilotview United Methodist Church, 659 Pilot Church Road, Pinnacle. No charge.

• Mondays, March 30 through April 20, 6 to 8 p.m., The Pilot Center, Sports and vacation photography course. Call 336-386-3229 for more details.

• First Monday of each month, 7 p.m., The Pilot Ruritans meet at Armfield Civic Center. The group would like to learn more about local nonprofit agencies and invite the public to contact members for dates and details. The meetings are open to the public. Call Donna Sutphin at 351-2161 for more information.

• Every Monday, 6 p.m., Charles Stone Memorial Library, Pilot Mountain Outreach and area churches sponsor a free community dinner. Everyone is welcome.

• Every Monday, 7 to 9 p.m., McDonald’s of Pilot Mountain presents Cranford Creek Bluegrass Band; door prizes; dancing. Free event. Food and drink available for purchase on site; no purchase necessary.

• Every Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 10-minute Chair Massage by Debra Barton, LMBT 09784, at Blue Mountain Herbs, 106 W. Main St., Pilot Mountain. Donations appreciated.

• Every Tuesday, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church in Pilot Mountain is host for Pilot Peace Al-Anon Family Group. Enter through side door facing West Marion Street.

• First Tuesday of each month, 7:30 a.m., The Pilot Center, The Pilot Mountain Area Business Association meeting. All businesses, including retailers, service providers, non-profits and other organizations, are invited to attend this free business and networking meeting.

• Every Tuesday, 10 a.m., story time for ages birth to 5-years-old will be held for free at the Charles H. Stone Memorial Library

• Every Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Bible study at Pilotview United Methodist Church, 659 Pilot Church Road, Pinnacle, led by the Rev. Jack Lutz.

• Every Wednesday, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., The Art of Massage, 215 East Main Street, Pilot Mountain, Beginning September 9, Tai Chi classes taught by Rick Baudino will be offered for all ages. There is no charge for class, however donations are accepted.

• Third Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., various locations. The Winston-Salem Ski & Outing Club is a year-round skiing, outdoor activities and social club for singles, couples and families of all ages in the Winston-Salem area. Check wssoc.org for meeting location and membership information.

• Fourth Thursday of each month, 1 to 3 p.m., Mountain Valley Hospice, 129 Veterans Drive, Pilot Mountain. Prayer Shawl Ministry: knit/crochet prayer shawls and throws for hospice patients. Open to anyone who can knit/crochet or would like to learn. For more information, contact Linda Wall at 368-1260 or 789-2922. Drop off donated yarn at the office 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

• Second and fourth Friday of each month, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Pinnacle View Baptist Church, 1332 Shoals Road. Free community meal. Call 336-757-6070 for more information.

• The Educational Opportunity Center can help people find a GED center nearby, sign up for GED orientation, fill out applications for college, financial aid and/or scholarships, choose a college that is right, choose a program of study, choose a career. Call and schedule an appointment to discuss needs with Coordinator for Surry and Yadkin County Pete Farmer at 648-0652 or 386-3668. These services are free.

• Mountain Valley Hospice & Palliative Care, is in need of patient/family and administrative volunteers. For more information, contact Linda Wall at 368-1260 or visit the Hospice office at 129 Veterans Drive, Pilot Mountain.

• For information concerning Extension and Community Association Club (ECA) meetings, contact the NC Cooperative Extension at 401-8025.

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